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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 69,809 People

    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    I struggle tremendously with motivation these

    days. I sleep the majority of the day. Bed is like an addiction, I've been choosing comfort over living. My family has to sometimes literally pull me out of bed to do something. I'm able to go on the occasional hike with my dog which is nice but I'm afraid of social situations...
    redtailhawk29 redtailhawk29 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    I'm part Chinese and they say

    if you're depressed, your hair will turn grey faster. Is it true? Because I do experience that. (And no, no one's hair in my family turned grey when they were just 13 so I assume it's not from the genes)
    hypothetically hypothetically 13-15, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I don't like myself.I hate my image.

    I feel as if I push people away when I don't mean to.I get called **** all the time.Example my father tells me to die and go to hell all the time and calls me a worthless piece of ****.My "Friends" would call me names.I don't fit in and I just want to end it all
    BrandonDay BrandonDay 18-21, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Right know the only way out I see is a way out

    I don't want to see. And that scares me I'm just so sad
    ellaburg ellaburg 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I'm really tired of fighting.

    I just wish that I were dead. I'm tired of people telling me that "it gets better" when it doesn't and it never will. Don't you dare tell me that it gets better. I'm tired of telling people telling me "you're still young it can and will get better". I'm tired of people telling...
    lifesacruelgame lifesacruelgame 16-17, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    I constantly think about ending my life.

    I have plenty of ways in my head to try. I just can't live like this anymore. I have a smile on the outside, talking and laughing on the outside, but on the inside, I'm dying. It's not fair to the people around me to put up with. I feel like a constant burden because of my...
    Hannah91B Hannah91B 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I am feeling better.Talking with my family

    and my close friends,going for a walk everyday,helping people,making them happy...it makes me happy too.I am not hopeless,i am not gonna give up.I will fight :)
    ughjustfiveminutesmore ughjustfiveminutesmore 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Personally, I think it's over diagnosed.

    I was in and out of the Doctors like a yo yo. It wasn't long after my parents split up and other things that still haunt me to this day which I'd rather not speak of. I started going to the doctors as my Mum thought my moods were extreme. I was put on so many different types...
    IWantAUnicorn IWantAUnicorn 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is such a cruel punishment.

    There are no fevers , no rashes , no blood tests to send people scurrying in concern , just the slow erosion of self , as insidious as cancer . And like cancer , it is essentially a solitary experience ; a room in hell with only your name on the door .
    Josephine14 Josephine14 18-21, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    GoodBanana GoodBanana 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 19 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    I miss you so much granny,

    I never got to say goodbye nor hug you but you'll always be in my heart, not a day goes by that I don't miss you
    slipknotisamazing slipknotisamazing 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    I just jot a kitten. Never

    though I would be this happy. I don't feel so alone
    frommars22 frommars22 18-21, F 37 mins ago

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    Depression is living in a body

    that fights to survive with a mind that tries to die.
    loveyourselmore loveyourselmore 16-17, F 22 hrs ago

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    I'll probably kill myself

    before 25 so you all should enjoy me while I'm still here
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 9 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    I know I battle depression everyday.

    I have been for some the now. It all slowly started when we found out my son had autism, I was about six month pregnant with our daughter. that was a really big adjustment for me. after she was born things just really seem to go down hill from there. I try my hardest everyday to...
    sexygirl81 sexygirl81 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 35 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I'm good for a while I'll talk more ,

    laugh more Sleep and eat normally but then something happens , like a switch turns off somewhere /: And all I'm left with is the darkness of my mind , but each time it seems like I sink deeper and deeper ... And I'm scared that one day , o won't make it back up :/ I feel like...
    Josephine14 Josephine14 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Follow my Instagram and tumblr chanelconoco.

    tumblr.com Instagram: chanelconoco I give advice on tumblr on just about everything and I post pics and just keep my blog creative. Instagram has quite a few nice pics
    someoneforyou12 someoneforyou12 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Ehm.. well, since the meltdown is practically

    over, it was "nice" to let things be like how they should be and be weak for sometime to let all of the pain outside.. well not anymore. Im done. now lets get back on being positive and all of that crap.. yeah.. Whoever it was, whoever it will be, to ******* stab me in the...
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    i just realized something .

    . i'm not the only one who is depressed. but also every single member of my family and every one of my friends i think i just attract people that are depressed like me like a magnet..i've even been told that my depression is contagious. i thought my friends were fake for not...
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    So yesterday night, i finished my very first

    track.. Which is a huge accomplishment for me and my best friend back then said that as soon as i do we would celebrate it and name the song together.. Well **** happened back then and we are no longer friends (its been like a week or two) and now, im amazed how she just...
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Three hours with my family make me realize

    why my depression was the worst when I was living there.
    omnomn omnomn 18-21, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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